Canton Patch - By Liz Taurasi (Patch Staff) March 1, 2015
The long-awaited arrival of the opening of University Station, as well as its first big anchor store is all happening this week.
On Wednesday, March 4, Target will officially open its doors at University Station as one of the development’s anchor stores.
University Station is located on University Avenue in Westwood, just off Rte. 128 at Exit 13. The development is adjacent to the Rte. 128 MBTA Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station.
The Westwood Target will have everything from fresh food, to household essentials, home furnishings, electronics, sporting goods, toys, apparel and accessories within its 135,000 square feet of retail space. The Westwood Target will also have a Starbucks, a pharmacy and an optical shop in the new location.
University Station Finally Opens
After years of discussion and development, University Station is set to open to the public this month. The shopping destination will not only be home to dozens of retail shops and restaurants, but will also include a residential component with 350 luxury apartment units at Gables, as well as the addition of Bridge of EPOCH, a memory care facility and Life Time Athletic Westwood. In a press release, New England Development officials say Gables will open this spring. Life Time Athletic Westwood is scheduled to open this summer. Life Time Athletic currently has a preview center open at 315 University Avenue and offers a sneak peak of the facility and its resort like amenities and services.
Stores Opening in March
Along with Target, another 17 businesses are scheduled to open in March at University Station, including:
Marshalls (March 12)
HomeGoods (March 12)
PetSmart (with a grand opening March 7)
Michaels ULTA Beauty (March 13)
Kay Jewelers (March 5)
Famous Footwear (March 11)
dressbarn (opening March 9)
David’s Bridal (opening March 28)
Michaels (March 29)
Even More Businesses and Restaurants Opening in 2015
Other restaurants and businesses currently slated to open this year, as well as anticipated opening dates include:
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza (Spring 2015)
Bonefish Grill (Spring 2015)
Orange Leaf (April 2015)
Chipotle (April 2015)
Noodles & Company (April 2015)
Not Your Average Joes (Fall 2015)
Blue Hills Bank (Fall 2015)
MiniLuxe (Summer 2015)
SuperCuts (April 2015)
Visionworks (Summer 2015)
Several businesses at University Station are currently hiring. For the latest job offerings, as well as future ones, visit University Station’s job page.
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